1740(?) Marie-Louise Elisabeth d'Orléans, duchesse de Berry, as Flora by school of Nicolas de Largillière

Marie-Louise died in 1719 so the origins of this portrait are hard to define. The portraitist was active during her lifetime.

The Duchess wears a shield-like half bodice mirroring her vee waistline and her gray over-skirt is tacked on to her rust-colored skirt. The curl over each eye dates this to the turn of that century.

Keywords:  de Largillière, Marie Louise Elisabeth d'Orleans, Princess, Orleans family, French, long straight coiffure, floral headdress, square neckline, modesty piece, lace, half bodice, three quarter length full sleeves, engageantes, girdle, vee waistline, close skirt, over-skirt, floral bodice ornament, wrap


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